A Paris Guide to: 3rd Arrondissement
May 31, 2022
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After sharing our guide about the best second-hand shops in Paris, here is our Paris guide for all the flea markets and brocantes in the city. Between the new philosophy of consumption and real taste of beauty, flea markets and other second hand shops are becoming more popular. We like to wander around with curious eyes and find rare objects and unique furniture. A delight for the lovers of uncommon objects and vintage decoration!
We also share with you all the websites that list all the flea markets organized in France, so come and consult the list to find an old piece of furniture to renovate or a vintage poster to frame…
Flea Markets in Paris
Stamp market :
3 avenue Marigny, 75008 Paris
Dates and times: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9am to 7pm
This market is for all stamp and postcard lovers. This temple of stamps is open to professionals and individuals, and there are about fifty stands of professional and private dealers, who sell or exchange stamps but also postcards and old papers. A real ali baba cave for enthusiasts and the curious!
Market of Creation
Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, 75011 Paris
Dates and times: Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm
The Marché de la Création aims to bring together the public and artists. Indeed, this market is reserved to the artists who produce their works and who sell them, the intermediaries of sale are not authorized there. This event is therefore dedicated to artistic creation in all its forms (painting, sculpture, engraving, photography, ceramics, poetry-text, painted silk…). The artists who exhibit there are selected by a commission composed of artists.
Flea market of the Porte de Vanves :
Avenue Marc Sangner, 75014
Dates and times: Saturday to Sunday from 7am to 1pm
You obviously know the Saint-Ouen flea market, but have you ever been to the Porte de Vanves flea market? Here is where real treasures can be found! In this giant garage sale, a lot of merchants offer their best finds—18th century pieces of all kinds and fun treasures from the 50s and 70s. Come early (on saturday) if you want to maximize your chances to find a treasure!
Les Puces de Saint-Ouen :
124 rue des rosiers, 75018
Dates and times: Saturday and Sunday, from 9am to 6pm, and Monday, from 11am to 5pm
The Flea Market of Saint Ouen has more than 2000 exhibitors, 15 markets and 7 hectares of land! This authentic, curious, vintage and historical swarming of objects of all kinds and all histories is a real maze of fascinating stands. Composed of several markets, the flea market will never stop surprising you.
Les Puces de Montreuil :
Avenue du Professeur André Lemaire, Paris, 75020
Dates and times: Saturday to Monday, from 7am to 7pm
The Flea Market of Montreuil is less known than the Flea Market of Saint-Ouen but it is not to be forgotten! You can find everything you need: hardware, oriental tableware, furniture and vinyls. The Flea Market of Montreuil is for the inveterate bargain hunters, the lovers of bric-a-brac!
Flea markets and secondhand markets in France
Flea market of Barjac
120 Place Charles Guynet, 30430 Barjac
Dates and times: Easter weekend (April) and Assumption weekend (August 15)
In the shade of the hundred-year-old plane trees of this typical Gard village, antiques and secondhand goods are displayed in the squares and alleys of the village. Its relaxed and warm atmosphere as well as the quality of the objects presented have made the success of this event which gathers more than 400 exhibitors and attracts French and international collectors and amateurs.
Braderie de Lille
Dates and times: 1st weekend of September from Saturday 2 pm to Sunday 11 pm
The Lille street market is the most important street market in France and Europe! Internationally renowned, it is an annual event that cannot be ignored and is held on the first weekend of September. Each year, nearly two million visitors of all nationalities stroll through the streets of the city, transformed into a real capital of antiques.
The Canal Flea Market
5 rue Eugène Pottier, 69100 Villeurbanne
Dates and times: Thursday and Saturday from 7am to 1pm, Sunday from 7am to 3pm
For lovers of antiques and objects that have a history, let yourself be tempted every Sunday morning by the flea market on the canal. A must-see place, located in the city of Villeurbanne (next to Lyon), the canal flea market is the second largest flea market in France. 400 exhibitors are present every week from 7 am, enough to make bargain hunters happy.
Flea Market of Nantes
Place Viarme, Nantes
Dates and times: Saturday from 8am to 1pm
The flea market of the place Viarme is held every Saturday and gathers about 90 professional brocanteurs. Crockery, paintings, second-hand clothes, old toys and other curiosities make up a cheerful bazaar in which it is good to browse.
Braderie du Canal Saint-Martin
Along the Canal Saint-Martin, Rennes
Dates and times: the 3rd Sunday of September, from 8am to 6pm
This giant garage sale ! As its name indicates, it is along the Saint-Martin canal and in the adjacent streets that this event is held every year. About 1000 exhibitors propose their objects, they can be amateurs or professionals.
Several flea markets are held every Sunday throughout France. To help you find the places closest to your home to hunt for small treasures here is our index of sites that lists all the flea markets in France:
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